Home Depot Inc. on Tuesday announced hiring of 80,000 more employees during its spring selling season, matching the hiring level that the company achieved in 2014.
The company will be commencing hiring from Canada this year. According to Home Depot officials, the firm aims to hire more than 5,500 workers, a drop from the prior plans to add 6,300 associates last year.
Home Depot and peer Lowe’s Cos. are in the bright spot in the moderate retail sector as they continue to get benefits from a gradually recovering housing market in the United States as more homeowners are showing interest in spending on the remodeling projects or big-ticket items on the pretext of the recent economic improvements.
The company said that they are hiring more people for various permanent part-time and seasonal positions, ranging from cashier to online order fulfillment.
Home Depot has a total workforce of over 300,000 employees and has 2,269 stores spread across the United States, Mexico and Canada.
Lowe’s earlier in January announced its plans for hiring 30,000 seasonal employees, which is a surge of nearly 5,000 workers from last year. The increase in the number of new hiring comes amid optimism that the recovering housing market will encourage the projects related to home-improvement in the warmer months.